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Table Wq03: Water use in the White River watershed in million gallons/day

Water use in the White River watershed in million gallons/day (mgd).
Category Beaver Lake (mgd) Bull Shoals Lake (mgd)

Total (mgd)

Consumptive Use 11.28 4.44 15.72
Groundwater Withdrawals 5.87 6.27 12.14
Groundwater Withdrawals for Commercial Use 0.15 0.53 0.68
Groundwater Withdrawals for Livestock 2.39 0.53 2.92
Groundwater Withdrawals for Public Use 1.86 2.92 4.78
Population Served by Surface Water* 32.37 22.86 55.23
Population Served* 47.44 43.19 90.63
Population Served by Groundwater* 15.07 20.33 35.40
Self Supplied Withdrawals 0.95 2.11 3.06
Self Supplied Surface-water Withdrawals 0.00 0.00 0.00
Self Supplied Population* 12.13 32.23 44.36
Self Supplied Ground-water Withdrawals 0.95 2.11 3.06
Surface Water Withdrawals for Public Use 36.73 2.30 39.03
Surface Withdrawals 44.83 4.78 49.61
Surface Water Withdrawals for Livestock 7.65 2.23 9.88
Surface Water Withdrawals for Commercial Use 0.00 0.00 0.00
Withdrawals for Public Use 38.59 5.22 43.81
Withdrawals 50.70 11.05 61.75
Withdrawals for Livestock 10.04 2.76 12.80

* The unit of measure for population served is in thousands.

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